Can you get a cheaper EpiPen in Juarez?

I was going to tell you how you could get an EpiPen in Jaurez. You know, like in Canada:

The cost of the EpiPen in the U.S. has risen from $100 to more than $600, according to medical literature and multiple pharmacies. In Canada, the cost for a single EpiPen is around $100 to $145. . . .

I was going to tell you how you could save your life, and some money, by getting the EpiPen in Mexico.

But I was stymied.

“Epinephrine can only be administered in a hospital [in Mexico],” the Licenciada Patricia Guerrero told me from the information desk at the Hospital de la Familia after calling a doctor.

So maybe you’ll have to make your own.


  1. I have searched high and low, but can’t find any real numbers. I wanted to make the point that the actual numbers of people who need this device, per medical prescription, have to be very small compared to the total population. IOW, maybe 1% of the total population need to be concerned about it. I worry that we are going to see a pile-on much like the gluten-free idea in the general population, if someone does not bring a dose of reality to this topic.

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